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How old is that deer?

By passing up shots on yearling bucks, hunters improve their odds of seeing older-age, larger bucks in the years to come. Though antlers can be helpful to distinguish young bucks, sometimes antlers … more

Avoiding conflicts between hunters and property owners

One of the more frequent complaints from landowners is in regard to discharge of firearms. Many non-hunters are unfamiliar with firearms and the prevailing media reports of firearms typically involve … more

How do new gun laws affect hunting?

New York state recently adopted new requirements for the purchase and transfer of ownership of semi-automatic rifles and the purchase, possession, storage and transport of firearms, rifles and … more

In range: Decoy ploy used to bag buck

HOBART - Patrick Funk of Hobart knows big game hunting. His family moved to Grand Gorge from New York City when he was nine, and he developed a passion for the sport after bagging his first buck - a … more

Marino’s Outdoor World celebrates 100 years

HANCOCK - Marino’s Outdoor World, a family-owned sporting goods store in Hancock, marks 100 years of operation this year. The hunting, fishing, and gun retailer didn’t always cater … more

New rules for deer and bear hunting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted new rules for deer and bear hunting in New York. Rule changes include extending hunting hours and dress code requirements when … more

Regular firearms season for deer and bear begins Nov. 19

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced deer and bear hunting seasons in New York’s Southern Zone begin Saturday, Nov. 19. Hunters … more

Take it, tag it, report it!

DEC reminds New York hunters of the importance of reporting their harvest. Harvest reporting is critical to wildlife management, and hunters are required to report their harvest of deer, bear and … more

Youth hunter bags buck

Aiden Branigan, 14, harvested this 7-point buck on Oct. 8, in Sidney Center. more

New Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes for 2022

Following a public comment period on the draft proposals earlier this year, the new regulations reflect the input received and the support of the angling community in Department of Environmental … more

Catch and Release Season

A catch and release season for inland trout streams has been established. This season runs from Oct. 16 – March 31 and is limited to use of artificial lures only. Black Bass regulations with a … more

A Family Who Fishes Together ...

The Foster family, of Walton, avid catch-and-release anglers, enjoy still-water fishing and stream fishing for trout, bass, sunfish and more! more
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